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review 2018-10-04 23:59
Once Upon a River - Diane Setterfield  for Deadlands
Once Upon a River - Diane Setterfield

[10/05/18  Edited to add: I managed to upload a bad picture of my bingo card.]

 

This is such a good book I want to be a better writer to do it justice in my review. Waiting longer for inspiration is just not on though: my memory will let the details blur and the experience fade. 

 

Setterfield is a writer who's greatest flaw is not being prolific. Actually, that may be the only flaw. She has once again crafted a work of fiction that has a convincing Victorian setting with a modern sensibility directing the reader's attention to characters and incidents that a true Victorian wouldn't, but logic suggests that they are all valid. She manages to tell quite a few stories and examples of the craft of storytelling within a greater story of amazing events. While many writers succeed at making a house a character within their fiction, Setterfield has made part of the Thames a character, nor was she stinting in permitting this character moods. Okay, on the winter solstice the usual group are sitting around drinking in the Swan, an inn distinguished by the storytelling within. The door opens, a man, his face a bloody mess staggers in clutching a large doll in his hands.

 

Over the course of one year we watch the repercussions of that moment: how it affects characters major and minor and also, this is the tricksy bit, we watch how those events become stories. Yes, many stories dependent on point of view, and skill, stories becoming more stories as that one event is observed (or not), in light of new events, and then, still later developments. The metaphor is well served: there is an attempt to trace the roots of the story back to the beginning, which you can't do any more than you can trace a river back, fractally there are always more branches feeding in.

 

There is so much: there are clever half-starved orphans, prosperous farmers, the family of innkeepers, the town midwife, the minister, servants and animals, wealthy distillery owners, thieves and blackguards, despite the extensive cast one never feels that the author is coasting by with stereotypes or with every character having the same voice. There is plot and pathos enough for Dickens, and despite the 21st century sensibility there's none of that business of giving a character clearly modern ideas.

 

There is, of course, a supernatural element as well as a few mysteries, dreadful crimes and moments of grace. Everything is here, told my a humanist in the Pratchett vein, but without the jokes and footnotes. It is a lovely, suspenseful book that I couldn't bear to put down in order to post updates. Read it soon: give it to yourself or someone you really like as a gift for one of the several solstice-adjacent holidays. Just the thing for long winter nights by the fire.

 

ARC from publisher

 

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How to punish a child for stealing and lying using Positive Psychology
Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Pantović Nuit
Mindful Being - Nataša Pantović Nuit

How to stop your teen stealing for his Gaming Addiction

 and Psychology of Gaming

Children and Power of Unconscious Mind  by Nuit

Psychology of gaming free conscious and subconscious mind and soul

All the World's Psychologists protecting your kids'  would now tell you - do not come from a judgmental place or use fear as a way to try and get them to stop - and yet you have experienced that this little paradise you call Home, that you have created, is a very hard work to manage on a day-to-day basis. turning towards 

Source: www.artof4elements.com/entry/226/how-to-punish-a-child-for-stealing-and-lying
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url 2018-10-02 16:28
5 Best Personal Development Books for Kids with our Conscious Parenting
Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Pantović Nuit

The five personal development books for kids that I am going to suggest you here will help you to teach your kids the most important principles and the right way of thinking that will fill their future with great possibilities....

 

# 4 – Conscious Parenting by Natasa Pantovicconscious parenting book

Another book for parents, but unlike the one we saw above, conscious parenting has nothing to do with the kids.

Children’s behavior is conditioned by the type of environment in which they live and how the people who are close them act in their presence.

If you will learn to deal with kids with love and take right actions based on proper thinking rather than your instinctual reactions, then you will be very successful to raise a kid who is content and emotionally healthy.

And you can be more careful when you are with them by being aware of your thoughts and emotions, that is what conscious parenting is all about because it will help you to employ mindfulness practices in parenting...

Source: zerotoinfinitude.com/5-best-personal-development-books-for-kids
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